Meaning of PITCH in English

PITCH

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cricket field/ground/pitch (= area of ground where cricket is played )

the school cricket field

a football pitch (= an area of grass where football is played )

An area of wasteland had been turned into a football pitch.

a pitched roof (= with parts that slope down )

a row of garages with tiled pitched roofs.

an artificial pitch British English

The club is building a new artificial training pitch at its sports ground.

make/pitch camp (= put up your tents )

We made camp in a clearing in the woods.

perfect pitch

pitch black (= very dark )

It was still pitch black out.

pitch dark (= when there is no light at all )

We stood outside in the pitch dark .

pitch dark (= completely dark )

It was pitch dark in the attic.

pitch darkness (= complete darkness )

We ended up coming down the mountain in pitch darkness.

pitch pine

pitched battle

a pitched battle between the rival groups

pitch...tent (= put up our tent )

We looked for a flat spot where we could pitch our tent .

reached fever pitch

After a night of rioting, tensions in the city reached fever pitch .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

different

What seemed a single animal is now known to be two, distinct in their genes and with squeaks of different pitch .

You can print indented paragraphs in a different pitch than surrounding text.

Theology must somehow be playing on a different pitch , with revelation determining the rules and faith the outcome.

Barn owls have one ear slightly higher than the other, so sound comes to them at two different pitches .

These used rotating discs to initiate a quasi-musical sound which was then filtered, processed and reproduced at different pitches .

final

On the final pitches the topo proves to be hopelessly inaccurate and route-finding difficult in the poor visibility.

Bip Roberts struck out, Grissom stealing second base on the final pitch of that at-bat.

Kirkus also made a solo attempt on the line now known as Nameless, retreating from its final pitch .

Left: Laybacking up the final pitch of Direct route, Dinas Mot.

high

One emits a low sound. the other a sound of higher pitch .

Our ears, for example, can distinguish higher pitches from lower frequencies.

Gliders have very low stick forces and the lower flying speeds give them a very high rate of pitch .

To maintain the row's high pitch of energy, you need to make sure that sympathy is withheld by all parties.

It has risen to a high , resonant pitch , emerging from his nose.

He had golden-brown hair and beard and a voice high in pitch but rich in timbre.

It will therefore be of higher pitch .

Or heard yourself screaming in a high pitch while arguing fruitlessly with your nearest and dearest?

low

Probably because of the very much greater stick forces and lower rates of pitch occurring in most light aircraft.

SureSeam is low pitch steel roofing for high integrity buildings.

Where the confusion seems to stem from is the fact that guitar music sounds an octave lower than concert pitch .

The formal markers, low pitch close plus lengthy pause plus raised pitch introductory expression, are not present.

It can be marked by very low pitch , even on lexical items, loss of amplitude and a lengthy pause.

Model 520 roof window, suitable for roofs with low headroom or low pitch .

perfect

In essays on whisky-tasting, sheath knives, deer hunting, he has a kind of perfect pitch .

It got him trying to be too perfect with his pitches all of a sudden.

You had perfect pitch , my love.

I have neither perfect pitch nor a head for mathematics, and anyway who wants to compute the speed of history?

Computer games that require a player to recognise perfect pitch might also help, Saffran says.

In pastoral terms, the program had perfect pitch .

But the five people in Saffran's group with perfect pitch had started learning aged four.

The woodwind maintained a perfect pitch and, like the strings and brass, produced a consistently voluptuous sound.

slow

Add in the slower pitches ad lower bounce and Hick was able to take full advantage.

■ NOUN

attitude

Apply climb power and raise the pitch attitude to the required position. 2.

Then start to lower the pitch attitude by maximum stages of a half bar. 3.

If necessary adjust the pitch attitude a maximum of a quarter to a half bar at any one time. 9.

The Altimeter will be used to indicate that the pitch attitude is correct. 2.

This correction will be achieved with a pitch attitude change of half a bar on the Artificial Horizon.

Unless turbulence is severe, use the Vertical Speed Indicator to help maintain correct pitch attitude .

This correction of 200 ft/min is achieved by raising or lowering the pitch attitude a maximum of a half-bar. 6.

cricket

The garden will double as go-kart track, cricket pitch , tennis court.

He looked as if he had just walked off the cricket pitch .

In abeyance at the moment is a cricket pitch .

There is a playing field with equipment for the younger members of the community, and a football and cricket pitch .

There is a cricket pitch in a village green setting and small zoo for the children.

The new building will serve the existing football and cricket pitches , tennis court and bowling green.

dark

It was pitch dark everywhere, and the whirr of the ceiling fan seemed to fill the silent bedroom.

It was pitch dark where I was standing, and silent as a tomb.

He developed the photographs himself, blundering round the bathroom in the pitch dark .

It was pitch dark , but a man could follow the path by the pale line of sky between the branches.

It was pitch dark inside the attic.

In the freezing cold and pitch dark , families were driven to clinging to the roof.

I set off at 5 am but those Sussex lanes are pitch dark , and hilly!

Inside the coffin it is pitch dark and fouled with faeces because women confined there are refused access to a toilet.

darkness

In part two ... Into the night ... Freefalling in pitch darkness .

We will perform the experiment as before, but this time in pitch darkness .

He set out brightly, on past the notice, into pitch darkness .

Up a narrow circular stair therefrom he went, and in the almost pitch darkness cannoned into somebody coming down.

Suddenly the headlights of the Glory went out and they found themselves sitting in pitch darkness .

She woke in the pitch darkness of the curtained bed with the suddenness of one called.

fever

By the time the star is sighted, octave passages have taken over and the excitement reaches fever pitch .

The challenges to her credibility are reaching fever pitch and are putting the first lady and her allies on the defensive.

Speculation about the deportations have reached fever pitch in Hong Kong.

Excitement grew to a fever pitch .

The debate in Birmingham has reached something like fever pitch , now that the city council is faced with two rival development schemes.

In 1989, an 11-year-old girl was killed by two Rotties and public terror reached fever pitch .

The crowd was getting to a fever pitch of excitement, Will among them.

But as the game's tempo reached fever pitch , Saunders squandered a golden opportunity to grab an equaliser.

football

Another must is a football pitch .

There will also be a floodlit multi-purpose outside court, and two hockey and football pitches .

It had not been spent on the football pitch , however, nor the training ground.

And finally the tale of a little village football club and their little football pitch .

Five-a-side football pitch at Baberton Mains.

Habit flying behind, she is bound for the football pitch where local kids are playing.

Another possibility is to place two rectangular cakes together to make a football pitch .

The Citrus Bowl requires some work, with seats being taken out to accommodate the corners of a football pitch .

invasion

Apart from one brief pitch invasion when Sunderland scored, the supporters of both clubs behaved impeccably.

The fans were delighted which resulted in a pitch invasion from the new stand behind the Southampton goal.

range

Obviously, this large pitch range will make the model more difficult to fly in most other situations.

Many manufacturers give details of how the pitch range of their models should be set up.

rugby

Since the school took up so much space on the island, the rugby pitches were the size of tennis courts.

An orderly queue was formed, stretching throughout the corridors of Hardside and out on to the rugby pitches .

He had always seen them somewhere in the medical field as well as on a rugby pitch .

soccer

He stood beside a muddy soccer pitch .

Two full size soccer pitches , and inside a fully equipped fitness centre complement the gymnasium and provide a comprehensive community facility.

Mind you it was not just any soccer pitch .

Were we marking out a soccer pitch ?

■ VERB

leave

To deter them, the Dinamo side linked arms with their opponents as they left the pitch .

With the fairway firm and running, players who hit drivers left themselves with pitch shots into the green.

As he left the pitch he blacked out and fell through a glass door, cutting his hand.

If you simply leave the positive pitch on, the model will fall over backwards during the climb.

The Stamford Bridge faithful turned on the keeper and jeered him until after the players had left the pitch .

Lock forward Bayfield had to leave the pitch while playing for Northampton after suffering an asthma attack.

In the end, Linfield left the pitch to a standing ovation from the Windsor faithful.

Newton was sent off and Mr Hallam had to leave the pitch because of his injuries.

make

If you do not feel the tinkling, repeat the hum but make it lower in pitch .

The profit-making Institute for Advanced Technology in Minneapolis makes a similar pitch .

Some ideas he rejected, such as the liquid developed at Derby County for making pitches usable in all weathers.

They are making their pitch on radio stations, and are videotaping interviews with returning refugees and playing them in the camps.

Four days later, Oakland made its pitch .

Another possibility is to place two rectangular cakes together to make a football pitch .

Celebrities still went on the air to appeal for dimes and dollars, and newspapers still made their annual January pitch .

play

Grace and Jane are impressed by the size of the garden until informed that children may not play on the pitch .

Tavarez got Sanders to ground into an inning-ending double play on his first pitch .

A match would involve three teams instead of two, playing on a triangular pitch with three sets of goals.

Father and daughter would spend endless hours at a nearby tennis court, playing pitch and catch under the lights.

The Headingley game was played on an uneven pitch that made batting difficult.

Theology must somehow be playing on a different pitch , with revelation determining the rules and faith the outcome.

reach

Speculation about the deportations have reached fever pitch in Hong Kong.

The challenges to her credibility are reaching fever pitch and are putting the first lady and her allies on the defensive.

The debate in Birmingham has reached something like fever pitch , now that the city council is faced with two rival development schemes.

In 1989, an 11-year-old girl was killed by two Rotties and public terror reached fever pitch .

Bankside activity has reached such a pitch , even at night, that the carp will not come near the margins.

Public support for the system was waning steadily as accusations of sleaze in high places reached fever pitch .

What was happening to them that this awareness had reached such a pitch in so short a time?

But he had reached a pitch where he couldn't give up.

rise

Parties utter a loud trilling whistle, rising and falling in pitch .

The grinding, stretching sounds were rising to a pitch and behind it all, another low-register noise.

Bernice became aware of a humming, rising in pitch and volume, that seemed to come from all around.

As the line crawled gradually closer and closer excitement and enthusiasm rose to fever pitch .

run

I can run around a pitch 25 times, no problem.

Wimbledon's hard man ran across the pitch to point threateningly at Middlesbrough assistant manager John Pickering.

They ran themselves into the ground, ran Chesterfield off the pitch , but they couldn't get another goal.

Several Sunderland fans were escorted from the ground after running on the pitch when their team scored the winning goal.

Not wearing a shellsuit at Center Parcs would be like running out on the pitch at Wembley in a dinner jacket.

throw

And what would you have done if Schemichal got hold of you and threw you off the pitch like last night?

Coaches sometimes have to remind him to throw a pitch off the plate every now and then.

The flares were thrown on to the pitch as the players were warming up.

Maddux threw 29 pitches in the first inning.

He threw 82 pitches , and maybe one of them crossed the heart of the plate.

But a pitching staff can get a shutout even if it walks 10 and throws another 10 wild pitches.

Blaine, Ohio, will throw out the first pitch .

That year, President Dwight Eisenhower threw out the first pitch on April 13.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(at) fever pitch

By the time the star is sighted, octave passages have taken over and the excitement reaches fever pitch.

Excitement grew to a fever pitch.

Her legs trembled as his strokes of desire on her thighs crazed her need to fever pitch.

In 1989, an 11-year-old girl was killed by two Rotties and public terror reached fever pitch.

Speculation about the deportations have reached fever pitch in Hong Kong.

The challenges to her credibility are reaching fever pitch and are putting the first lady and her allies on the defensive.

The crowd was getting to a fever pitch of excitement, Will among them.

The debate in Birmingham has reached something like fever pitch, now that the city council is faced with two rival development schemes.

queer sb's pitch/queer the pitch for sb

sales pitch/talk

Don't give them a sales pitch because there is nothing more irritating.

He is running out of possible patrons, sales talk, flirtatiousness, hair, steam.

None of this is likely to stop a flurry of sales pitches from mutual-fund salespeople.

Personally I think this is another of his sales pitches.

The sales pitch can be so slick that many consumers don't even realize they have bought magazines until the bill arrives.

The sales pitch is a wonderful movie moment.

The analogy of the sales pitch is revealing, for advertisers do not promote their product merely by providing information about it.

There was nothing spectacular about my sales pitch except the language in which it was couched.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Kendrick's pitch was good throughout the first aria.

Ryan's first pitch was high and wide.

Some of the fans rushed onto the pitch at the end of the match

the pitch of the roof

The pitch went wide.

The President made his strongest pitch yet for standardized testing in schools.

The same syllables were sung repeatedly at a number of different pitches.

The village has attractive playing fields, with a football and cricket pitch .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

As the vehicle approaches, the pitch of its siren increases and then it decreases as the vehicle speeds past.

Barnett ruled a two-strike pitch from Shawn Boskie was a called third strike.

Son of Star Wars replicates that pitch .

Swindon Town away against Sunderland has been postponed because of a water-logged pitch at Roker Park.

Tavarez got Sanders to ground into an inning-ending double play on his first pitch .

Then start to lower the pitch attitude by maximum stages of a half bar. 3.

There, Williams wowed national coaches with her array of pitches.

Thomas already was widely admired for his combination of power and pitch selection.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

forward

The yacht pitched forward as they slid down the bow wave.

He staggers, though I weigh no more than 104 pounds, and with him, I pitch forward slightly.

Lewis put his arms round her as he pitched forward .

I was a few feet up when I pitched forward and fell flat.

Brennan was pitched forward off the firestep and broke his leg.

As Rostov watched, the lieutenant dropped his weapon and pitched forward out of the hatch.

Just as he discovered it was yet another Mars Bar wrapper, he slipped and pitched forward .

She pitched forward into the flooded darkness of the interior, and Trent heaved himself after her.

in

Hurd raised the issue in a speech on 25 March, and Baker pitched in more stridently a day later.

Brewer has a younger sister who pitches in , too.

Well, we pitched in , ferrying the people back to their villages and so on.

But hiring such people means that you have to pitch in and be willing to do the menial tasks yourself.

If you're in trouble, or have a problem, everyone pitches in to help.

Even the poorest unemployed father can help his children by being there, staying sober, and pitching in .

Walsh, bedecked with new suit and executive glasses, had pitched in with his usual aggressive style.

When work had to be done, we all pitched in , even when the task was unpleasant.

well

This suggests that any bid would be pitched well above the suspension price.

VanLandingham came around and pitched well for a stretch, seemingly ready to fulfill his vast promise.

Well , pitching well in the major leagues is all about handling pressure.

■ NOUN

ball

All too often you pitch the ball short, catch the slope and finish back on the lower layer.

The strike zone shall be determined from the batter's stance as the batter is prepared to swing at a pitched ball .

On the Monday they showed how easy it was for top-class bowlers to pitch the ball up and get wickets.

More often, though, he preferred to pitch the ball up and get his wickets in less intimidating fashion.

battle

There was a pitched battle here a few hours ago, but soldiers are nowhere in sight now.

I had expected rage, flying pupusas, a pitched battle .

For three weeks he witnessed pitched battles between gendarmes and young demonstrators in the streets of Tizi-Ouzou.

She so much wanted to avoid another pitched battle with her son.

There were once pitched battles and riotous football matches between colliers and tradesmen around the turn of the last century.

The month before, the Metropolitans had fought a pitched battle with their rivals for control of City Hall.

He describes how he killed two young workers taken prisoner in a pitched battle inside a factory workshop.

Our country is engaged in a pitched battle in a fiercely competitive commercial world.

camp

Then, as abruptly as it had pitched camp , the caravan moved on.

Lugh would make the decisions about where they pitched camp and how much bear meat they brought.

That evening they pitched their camp on a shoulder of dry ground above a valley, thankful for the respite.

game

First pitch of the split-squad game with the Giants: a Marvin Benard bunt that Brosius charged hard.

They had great pitching performances all three games .

Left-hander Scott Radinsky, bothered by tendinitis in his left middle finger, will pitch a simulated game against hitters today.

Brown was supposed to pitch Game 4, then Game 5, but was scratched both times because of a stomach virus.

Tom Candiotti and Ramon Martinez will pitch in the B game .

The third-string pitcher, a kid named Ingrid, has pitched a great game .

innings

Left-hander Joey Eischen and right-hander Mike Harkey each pitched two scoreless innings .

Ismael Valdes pitched four scoreless innings and the Dodgers defeated the Expos 3-1 in a game rained out after five innings.

Maddux pitched eight shutout innings and could have gone nine or 10 more.

In his second exhibition start, Tom Candiotti pitched four scoreless innings .

Right-hander Ismael Valdes started and pitched three innings .

Will Cunnane, a former Marlin, pitched two stout innings , running his scoreless streak to 13 1 / 3 innings.

In the Dodgers' third and final intrasquad game of the season, Valdes started and pitched two innings .

Ace Mark Leiter pitched four innings , giving up a run, walking two and striking out two.

level

This course is very widely available and it is pitched at the right level for the medical teacher.

The noise was pitched to a level of pain he absorbed as a personal test.

The projects were pitched at different levels , so that in the strictest sense the students were working in a parallel fashion.

Perhaps the task in hand is too easily achieved or is pitched at an inappropriate level .

Only by doing so can one judge whether the amount of procedural protection is being pitched at the correct level . 1.

sale

To reinforce the sales pitch , the video van will return to the village next month.

There was nothing spectacular about my sales pitch except the language in which it was couched.

Charles's talk was an artful and seductive sales pitch ....

tent

In which wilderness have they pitched their tents ?

If he keeps blossoming at this rate, too, basketball coaches soon will be pitching tents in his yard.

Joel arrived in time to pitch my tent .

That was how Master Yehudi came to pitch his tent in Kansas.

After pitching their tents , the travellers held a rave party that went on for 3 days and nights.

Troops could scarcely find dry ground on which to pitch their tents .

It was late by the time we had finished chatting and they cycled off to find somewhere to pitch their tent .

We trailed off into the canyons, and pitched tents under the conifers.

■ VERB

start

Right-hander Ismael Valdes started and pitched three innings.

In the Dodgers' third and final intrasquad game of the season, Valdes started and pitched two innings.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(at) fever pitch

By the time the star is sighted, octave passages have taken over and the excitement reaches fever pitch.

Excitement grew to a fever pitch.

Her legs trembled as his strokes of desire on her thighs crazed her need to fever pitch.

In 1989, an 11-year-old girl was killed by two Rotties and public terror reached fever pitch.

Speculation about the deportations have reached fever pitch in Hong Kong.

The challenges to her credibility are reaching fever pitch and are putting the first lady and her allies on the defensive.

The crowd was getting to a fever pitch of excitement, Will among them.

The debate in Birmingham has reached something like fever pitch, now that the city council is faced with two rival development schemes.

sales pitch/talk

Don't give them a sales pitch because there is nothing more irritating.

He is running out of possible patrons, sales talk, flirtatiousness, hair, steam.

None of this is likely to stop a flurry of sales pitches from mutual-fund salespeople.

Personally I think this is another of his sales pitches.

The sales pitch can be so slick that many consumers don't even realize they have bought magazines until the bill arrives.

The sales pitch is a wonderful movie moment.

The analogy of the sales pitch is revealing, for advertisers do not promote their product merely by providing information about it.

There was nothing spectacular about my sales pitch except the language in which it was couched.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A sudden gust of wind pitched him off the ledge and he was left hanging by his safety rope.

Johnny learned to pitch by aiming at a target his Dad had painted on the side of the garage.

Ryan pitched a curve ball which easily beat the batter.

She pitched the ball to the little boy.

Stanton pitched to two batters in the ninth inning.

The investment was pitched to parents as a safe way to deal with rising college costs.

Tod pitched his coat onto the sofa and ran toward the kitchen.

Two of the crew were pitched overboard when a big wave hit their ship.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

All too often you pitch the ball short, catch the slope and finish back on the lower layer.

I have come home and there is not left me a place on which to pitch my lodge.

I hear Aubrey pitching his voice above the hubbub: engines; horns; bicycle bells.

Phil Niekro pitched on two division winners.

Seawitch tugged at her line again, pitching on the rising swell.

Steinbach will have his hands full with a pitching staff fresh out of the box.

Swing low, sweet Chariot is left unaccompanied, but that involves a disturbing oddity of pitching at the start.

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